February 12, 2015.
$10 Member + Students, $15 Non-Members6:00 pm Design Within Reach / 4524 McKinney Avenue #103, Dallas, TX 75205
You’ve worked really hard, put together a great portfolio, and gotten yourself a job. But, what comes next?
Maybe you’ve been in the field for a few years, and you need a challenge. Or you want to start a business, learn a new skill, switch fields, or improve your practices. Whatever ‘comes next’ for you, there’s nothing more valuable than the advice of someone who has been there before.
But, in an industry full of one-man in-house departments and full-time freelancers, how do designers find and form mentoring relationships?
Mentor Matchmaking is a speed-dating style event where potential mentors and proteges meet to talk about what comes next, and with any luck, form lasting professional relationships.
This year's mentors:
Christie Kim - Principal, Christie Kim Creative
Casey McGarr - Designer, Inky Lips Press; Assistant Professor, Texas A&M Commerce
Michael Morris - Owner, Michael Morris Design
Alan Lidji - Principal, Lidji Design Office
Ben Jenkins - OneFastBuffallo & Warstic
Ramsey Rueles - Independent Motion Designer
Nikki Duoung Koenig - Founder/Owner, Cycochik Handbags
Jimmy Ball - Director of UX/D, Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services
Greg Flory - Sr. Lead Strategist, Bottle Rocket
Alexander Flores - Group Design Director, Ink
Patrick Owens - Game Producer, Fractal Fox
Michelle Arrietta - UX Manager, Sabre
Ronnie Johnson - Design Director, Oven Bits
Sung Kim - Founder, Gestures, Inc.